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Most of Iowa at risk of fire on Monday

Near record-breaking temperatures are expected across the state, with Iowa City expected to reach temperatures of 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Ayrton Breckenridge
Two firefighters hold a conversation at a fire near a river encampment behind Lucky Pawz on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.

Most of Iowa will be under a red flag warning Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to extreme fire danger.

The National Weather Service issued the warning stating that a combination of weather conditions created a high risk of fire including high temperatures, dry conditions, and high wind speeds.

Temperatures are projected to reach 71 degrees Fahrenheit in Iowa City with the hottest temperatures expected in Council Bluffs which is projected to reach 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

There will be an extreme fire danger on Monday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect and all burning is discouraged. @iowasfm pic.twitter.com/4AgYNvqEzo

— NWS Des Moines (@NWSDesMoines) February 25, 2024

Other cities with high temperatures include Des Moines at 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and Creston, Charlton, and Lamoni all at 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 30 miles per hour, and humidity levels will be at 15 to 20 percent contributing to a fire risk according to the NWS.

The NWS advises avoiding burning, lighting flames outdoors, or using heavy machinery that may spark due to the fire risk.

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Jack Moore, News Editor
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Jack Moore is a second-year student at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is from Cedar Rapids Iowa. Along with working at The Daily Iowan, Jack works for the University of Iowa's UI-REACH program as a Resident Assistant. UI-REACH is a program for students with learning, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities intended to provide support to these students throughout their college experience. Additionally, Jack is involved in Iowa City's live music scene as he plays bass for local Iowa City band "Two Canes."
Ayrton Breckenridge, Managing Visuals Editor
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Ayrton Breckenridge is the Managing Visuals Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. This is his fourth year working for the DI.